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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Anna Christman

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Violation of the Federal Gun Control Act

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DARRIN MCCRAINEY, a/k/a “Skutta,” a/k/a “Darren McCraney,” age 33, of New Orleans, was sentenced today after pleading guilty to a one-count superseding bill of information for a violation of the Federal Gun Control Act.

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced MCCRAINEY to 84 months, followed by five years of supervised release, and/or a fine of $250,000, and a $100 special assessment fee. DARRIN MCCRAINEY will be surrendered to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons.

According to court documents, on April 4, 2015, MCCRAINEY brandished a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime as he robbed the victim of a quantity of marijuana, which affected interstate commerce.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in investigating this matter. Former Special Assistant United States Attorney Brian Ebarb was in charge of the prosecution.

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Field Division: New Orleans Field Division